Definition of slipper limpet in English:

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slipper limpet

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

A mollusc which has an oval shell with an internal ledge, giving the empty shell a slipper-like appearance.
  • Genus Crepidula, family Crepidulidae, class Gastropoda: many species, especially the North American C. fornicata, which has become a serious pest of oyster beds in Europe.
Example sentences
  • An alien aquatic snail species, the arched slipper limpet, has made its way to the sound from its native habitat on the East Coast.
  • Females of the humble-looking slipper limpet secrete a substance into the water that maintains the masculinity of nearby males.
  • Thousands of pounds are being invested in clearing the area of mussels and slipper limpets, which drain the river-bed of nutrients and make it difficult for oysters to grow.

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